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Cosplayers, costumes and pop culture galore

The wild and wacky will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the ninth edition of the Flow AnimeKon Expo. This year, the Caribbean’s premier pop convention is being held under the theme World of Wonder and several international actors and cosplayers, including […]

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Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in collaboration with Argentine director and […]

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A family affair

Hundreds assembled at the BIDC car park on the Princess Alice Highway Saturday night to party till the break of dawn and celebrate with Mr Crop Over – Lil Rick. The Flow’s Dis Is Rick True Story had plenty of local talent on stage with over 30 acts performing. There was even a top-notch performance […]

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Rihanna will not receive UWI honorary degree this year

Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna will not be receiving an honorary doctorate as previously announced by the UWI Open Campus. The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus issued a statement this evening indicating that Rihanna will not receive the award this year. Below is the full statement. The University of the West Indies, […]

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Rihanna to get top UWI honour

  Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna is set to receive another top accolade. The University of the West Indies has announced that the Grammy-award winning star would be awarded an Honorary Doctors of Letters at this year’s graduation ceremonies. A notice issued by the UWI Open Campus said Robyn Rihanna Fenty would receive the award […]

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Major musical milestone

Richard Stoute Teen Talent is celebrating its 42nd year of developing the music industry in Barbados. Speaking to the media at the Clement Payne Centre, Richard Stoute stated that despite him not being officially named a cultural ambassador for Barbados he will still continue to invest in the future entertainers of Barbados. “It really does […]

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Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

  Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for Presentation of the Year, Small […]

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A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, […]

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Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

  Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the Foreday Mornin’ last weekend wins […]

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A sight to behold

  Hundreds of spectators lined the Black Rock, St Michael stretch eager for a glimpse of the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment. As the soca blared from the passing bands, the young and the old joined the revellers as they chipped, whined and belted some of this year’s top soca singles at the top […]

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Grand time at Bank Hall

  Having partied for more than a mile, the verve and enthusiasm of revellers participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment, had not waned in the least when they approached Bank Hall. Hundreds of Barbadians and visitors flocked to the sidelines to see the bands parading in their colorful splendor. Spectators could be seen using any […]

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Public notice: Downed power lines in Bank Hall

Police have cautioned Kadooment revellers and spectators to beware of some fallen power lines along the parade route in the area of Prescod Bottom, Bank Hall, St Michael. Personnel from the Barbados Light&Power Company have already been notified and an emergency team has been despatched to deal with the situation. Police have advised members of the […]

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Grand Kadooment under way

  Thousands of revellers have hit the streets for Grand Kadooment, the climax of the Crop Over Festival.   Colourful costume bands have been making their way across the National Stadium, where they are parading in front of the judges. Thousands are also beginning to line the route to Spring Garden as they take in […]

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Vendors and patrons concerned about Bridgetown Market changes

Patrons and vendors have expressed concerns about the revamped annual three-day Jet Blue Bridgetown Market under way along the Spring Garden Highway. The cultural showcase has been divided into the Jet Blue Food and Crafts Village and the Traders Way, to lure locals and tourists to experience Barbadian culture. On day one of the event, […]

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Rick rules at Foreday Morning

After claiming the International Bashment Soca and Sweet Soca crowns, popular entertainer Rickey Lil Rick Reed has captured a third  title for the 2018 Crop Over season. Earlier today, he emerged as the clear winner of  the Jam Tune competition, for the most frequently played song during Foreday Morning. In fact, he tied with himself for […]

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Argentina and Barbados celebrate friendship with football and tango

As part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Argentina and Barbados, the local community enjoyed an evening of football and tango on Emancipation Day. Co-organized by the Embassy of Argentina and the Barbados Football Association as an introduction to the Stag Beer Champions Cup Final, a celebrity match took place […]

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Police report incident free Foreday Morning jump-up

The Royal Barbados Police Force says today’s Foreday Morning jump-up was “incident free”. “Based on what I was told, we were incident free. Everything went okay, no major complaints, no disruptions so far. That was what was reported to me,” Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY. “I don’t know if […]

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